MOSCOW — Diane von Furstenberg jetted to Moscow to open her first store in Russia, the country of her father's birth.
Von Furstenberg, who was in Russia shortly before winning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, will sell her full collection in the new store. In addition, beginning this fall, she'll create a collection specifically for the Russian market, which will be called Diane von Furstenberg for Garderobe.
The designer's new store is a 1,000-square-foot corner in the Moscow fashion retailer Garderobe, which also sells brands such as Juicy Couture, Narciso Rodriguez, Anya Hindmarch bags, vintage clothes from What Comes Around Goes Around in New York, jeans by Chip & Pepper, Fins and Rock & Republic, and Philip Treacy hats. The store, which is described as the Colette of Moscow, is owned by Olga Ignatova and Jana Brukhovetskaya, who also have their own line called Garderobe.
Von Furstenberg presented her fall collection, called Winter Palace, at a show at Leo Tolstoy's palace in Moscow, followed by a Russian-style dinner, tea party and auction of a dress and a golden heart from her new jewelry collection, designed by H.Stern. Among the guests were shoe designer Christian Louboutin and Greek Princess Olga and Prince Aimone di Savoia Aosta.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew